Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 3/25/13
Amid back-and-forth news with sought-after CB Brent Grimes, the Browns made another minor signing today in the form of a 1-year contract with free agent CB Kevin Barnes. Per the Browns: “The Cleveland Browns today signed defensive back Kevin Barnes to a one-year contract, the club announced. Originally drafted by the Washington Redskins in the third round (80th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft, Barnes has appeared in 31 career regular season contests with three starts. He has registered 44 career tackles, three interceptions and nine passes defensed. In 2011, Barnes appeared in 15 games with the Redskins and totaled career highs in tackles (26) and interceptions (2). He also added six quarterback hurries, which was the third-highest figure among all NFL cornerbacks. Barnes was traded to Detroit on August 27, 2012 and appeared in two games with the Lions before being waived on September 18. Barnes appeared in 43 career games with 23 starts at the University of Maryland (2005-08), where he totaled 100 tackles, six interceptions, 15 passes defensed and two forced fumbles. Born September 15, 1986, the 6-1, 190-pound Barnes is a native of Glen Burnie, Maryland, where he attended Od Mill High School.” According to Brendan Leister on Twitter, Barnes played exactly 14 snaps in 2012 during those two games with the Lions. There are no direct indications whether this means the Browns are out of the race for Grimes, but along with Friday’s signing of CB Chris Owens, this might be the front office’s sign that they’re out of the running. [Related: The best defensive free agents available for the Browns]
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